Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

ISC Pupils Do Well in Examinations

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

ISC Pupils Do Well in Examinations

Article excerpt

a quarter of all GCSE examinations entered by candidates from schools in membership of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) received the top A* grade.

And more than half of all the GCSE entries this year won the top A* or A grades, figures showed recently.

Provisional GCSE results for more than 39,000 candidates from 572 schools, released by the Independent Schools Council, show significant improvements over 2003, especially at the top grades.

Candidates in ISC schools took an average of 9.3 subjects each, and:

One entry in four (24.9pc) received the A* grade, up from 23.2pc last year (national average 5.6pc, up from 5.1pc in 2003).

55.5pc of all exam entries were graded A* or A, up from 54.6pc in 2003. (Nationally 17.4pc of entries were graded A* or A, compared with 16.7pc in 2002).

Nineteen out of 20 entries (94. …

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